Enantiomerically enriched (E)- and (Z)-configured a-acetoxyallylsilanes have been prepared starting from a chiral acylsilane bearing an asymmetric unit at the silicon portion. Treatment of these compounds with organocuprates afforded the respective vinylogous substitution products in high yields and high stereoselectivities. The transformations proceed essentially by complete anti attack of the nucleophiles to the allylic acetates and predominantly via transition states leading to the (E)-configured vinylsilane products. By the proper
choice of the double bond geometry in the starting material, the configuration of the newly formed stereogenic center can be controlled. The method represents a new and flexible entry into chiral vinylsilanes that can be used for subsequent transformations. As an example, the a,b-unsaturated g-chiral, naturally occurring ketone (S)-(þ)-bishomomanicone was synthesized with this method, which represents the first synthetic access to this compound.